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Employers must keep their employees’ personal data safe, secure and up to date.
Employers can keep the following data about their employees without their permission:
Employers need their employees’ permission to keep certain types of ’sensitive’ data, including:
Employers must keep sensitive data more securely than other types of data.
An employee has a right to be told:
If an employee asks to find out what data is kept on them, the employer will have 30 days to provide a copy of the information.
An employer should not keep data any longer than is necessary and they must follow the rules on data protection.
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